Although the music awards par excellence are the Grammys, this year the Oscars feature big names among the nominees for best soundtrack and best song: Beyoncé, Van Morrison, Hans Zimmer, Billie Eilish, Alberto Iglesias or Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Two categories that always arouse a lot of interest, despite which the Hollywood Academy has decided that the award for best soundtrack will be one of eight whose winners will be announced before from which the gala starts on March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (USA)
The German hans zimmerfor his work on dunes, and billie eilish And his brother Finneas O’Connel with no time to die for the film of james-bondare the big favorites to win the Oscar in the musical categories in the 94th edition.
no time to die has taken the Critic’s Choice, the Golden Globethe Chicago or Hollywood critics’ awards, the Gold Derby or the Film Music Critics Association.
a song that the brothers wrote in just three days and whose first version was recorded on a bus parked in a lonely parking lot in Texas, only with Eilish’s voice.
The second song in the order of favorites is two caterpillarsmade of Lin Manuel Miranda for animation tape Charm, the Disney story set in Colombia. A song that the Colombian sings in Spanish Sebastian Yatra.
If it won the Oscar, it would be the second song in Spanish to achieve it after Across the river, from George Drexler for Motorcycle Diaries, winner in the 2005 edition.
And more music composed by Spanish talent, the soundtrack by Alberto Iglesias for parallel mothersfrom Pedro Almodovarone of the filmmakers with whom the composer from San Sebastian has worked the most in his career.
A composition that he created after watching the tape without finishing the montage. He was moved by the depth of the characters and the complexity of the emotions, that they had an “almost immediate musical resonance”, as he explained to Efe after announcing his nomination.
The soundtrack category is completed with three other brilliant works, the Germain Franco for Charmthe one of Johnny Greenwood for The Power of the Dog and that of Nicholas Britell for Don’t Look Up.
And if the level is high in the soundtrack, it is no less so in the song, where Eilish and Miranda are accompanied by none other than Beyonce, Van Morrison and Diane Warren.
She has won 28 Grammys and is one of today’s great music stars, but Beyoncé debuts as an Oscar nominee with be alive, the song for king richard written with Dixson, a rhythmic and powerful ballad about the career of the Williams sisters.
Very different from the style of down to joy, of a legend of music, Van Morrison. A composition that integrates perfectly with the themes of the film Belfast, an emotional autobiographical story of Kenneth Brangh about his childhood in his hometown, the same as the musician.
In front of them, a veteran in this Oscar, Diana Warrenwhich accumulates thirteen nominations, some shared with names like those of Lady Gaga, Laura Pausini or Albert Hammond.
Lots of music and many styles for two awards that will be announced in just eight days.
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